At the forefront of BI Marathon’s ideas, there are people of goodwill who help others unselfishly: all collected funds for participation in the marathon are sent directly to the “BI-Zhyldyzai” charitable foundation created in 2004 by employees of the construction company BI Group.
One of the foundation’s important initiatives is a medical and social project. Within its framework, children with disabilities receive medical assistance with involvement of domestic and foreign specialists from Lithuania, Russia, France, Britain, Israel, China, and Denmark. For 4 years of existence, the Center provided 4,200 rehabilitation services and 8,000 consultations were performed. The foundation pays for surgical operations, inviting highly qualified specialists from abroad: in just 2.5 years, 306 operations were performed for Kazakhstan children.
In the rehabilitation center of the “BI-Zhuldyzai” foundation, 51 children aged from 4 to 13 years for the first time started walking independently! Also, under the “Mentorship” program, 70 training master classes for Kazakhstan doctors were conducted.
The opening of medical rehabilitation centers “BI-Zhuldyzai” in Astana and Zhanaozen is another significant event of the foundation. In the centers, there are the offices of the speech therapist-defectologist, masseur, doctor of “Tomatis therapy”, orthopedist, neurologist, acupuncturist. There is a gym for physiotherapy, where children with ICP (infantile cerebral paralysis), Down’s syndrome, hydrocephalic syndrome, etc. are treated for rehabilitation. Thanks to qualified specialists and effective treatment, there has been significant progress in improving the health of children.
One of the most striking projects of the foundation is “Zhuldyzai”, the annual Republican Festival of Children’s Creativity for special children. For the past 13 years, on the eve of June 1, inspired children from all over Kazakhstan have gathered in the capital. Every year the number of the project participants is growing, for today more than 42,000 children from 16 regions of Kazakhstan at the age from 10 to 18 years took part in the Festival. This year the final and gala concert is planned on the biggest stadium of Astana — Barys Arena. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the main partner of the project.
The festival is a unique platform for the socialization of special children, many of them as a result of the project entered creative universities and secondary special educational institutions of the country, created creative groups and communities of interest.
The distinctive feature of the project in 2018 is the Republican School Olympics for children with special needs, which will also cover special children from all regions of Kazakhstan. There will be winners in the following kinds of sport
- Mini-Football Tournament
- Table Tennis Tournament
- Sitting Volleyball Tournament
- Track and Field Athletics Tournament (Running, Relay)
- National Sports Tournament (“Bes tas”, “Asyk atu”)
More than 1,000 children with the age from 10 to 18 years will participate in the Games from September 7 to September 15, 2018.
Detailed information on the activities of the charitable foundation is on the website http://www.new.zhuldyzai.kz/
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